Victor Borden, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, has won the 2020 W. George Pinnell Award from Indiana University.
The award is given annually to a faculty member who is considered to be a shining example of dedication and excellence in service to others.
While Borden says it was nice to win, the biggest pleasure of the process for him was reading the nomination and support letters from the dozen colleagues who wrote them, replete with appreciative comments of his contributions to IU and efforts to improve higher education at the national and international levels.
“I hope I have contributed to the ‘culture of evidence’ at IU for determining in what ways our programs and processes serve IU students, and how we can improve those processes to promote more equitable educational outcomes for diverse learners,” he said. “In the process, I hope I have helped to train and ignite the passion for this work among young institutional research and assessment practitioners, who I teach and mentor through IU’s higher education doctorate programs as well as the graduate certificate in institutional research.”